Winter Storm Cancels Over 2,300 Flights, Delays 8,000 More

By Paul Riegler on 20 February 2019
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DSC_0811 (1)Over 2,300 flights were cancelled on Wednesday as a major winter storm moved across the United States, bringing with it snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

The massive storm, which touched 39 states and over 200 million people, will be followed by spring-like temperatures on Thursday in much of the country.

American Airlines said it cancelled over 800 flights on Wednesday, most operated by its regional carriers including wholly-owned Envoy Air and PSA Airlines. Southwest said it had cancelled 440 flights as of 7:30 p.m. EST.

Chicago O’Hare International, Ronald Reagan National, and LaGuardia airports saw the most cancellations, while Washington Dulles International, Newark Liberty International, and Baltimore Washington International Thursgood Marshal airports close behind.

Most airlines– including American, Delta, United, and JetBlue – issued travel waivers that allow flyers to change their itineraries to later in the week without a fee.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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